Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Last week, we shared some video testimonies from those in Peru who have been transformed by the power of the Gospel. On episode 31 of "This Week at AMG," we are privileged to hear more testimonies from believers in Peru! Hear from Pamela Caceres, as she talks about how she came to the Zodhiates Childcare Center at age 12 and became sponsored at age 15! Esmerita Carreno shares about how she has been involved with the Zodhiates Childcare Center since it opened in the year 2000! Finally, Carlos Jimenez Carreno talks about attending the childcare center since the age of 4 and how it has become a home and a family to him! Watch the video below and be encouraged!
National workers in India minister to impoverished villages and cities to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ. M. Salmon Raju is a church planter, who surrendered to the call of God to plant a church in the Seetharamapuram village to minister to the village and its surrounding neighbors. Here is his testimony on how he became a Christian and how he started his church:
“My name is M. Salmon Raju. I belonged to upper caste, of the Kapu community. Now, we live in the Seetharamapuram village. My parents were idol worshippers. Once, my sister Chinna Ammadu suffered with a gland in her stomach. We took her to many doctors, but it was in vain. During those days, I invited Evangelist Bro. Robert to my home. He prayed to God with tears for my sister. God heard his prayer: she was miraculously healed. Through this healing, my sister believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as her Savior and Lord.
I was attending church along with my sister. We both used to participate in Sunday worship services. As I used to attend church service, I realized my sinful life and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. One day, while I was in church, God called me for His service. I obeyed His call and began ministering the Word of God in the Seetharamapuram village and in the surrounding villages.
I constructed a small prayer hall with a thatched roof in the village. By the grace of God, the congregation increased but the church was not able to accommodate the entire congregation. I felt the need to construct a permanent church building. So, I started construction but the people of the village objected and told me not to construct the church.
We waited for a year and a half and prayed that God would change the minds of the people who objected to the church building. After a few months, miraculously, they came to me and gave consent to construct the building for the church. We thanked the Lord for His grace!
Later, I constructed the church and we are currently conducting Sunday worship services and other church activities. Praise the Lord! Please pray for my congregation and Church services.”
On “This Week at AMG,” Tasos introduces a video with testimonies from a mother and three children who describe how AMG’s ministry efforts in Peru have touched their lives. Please pray for AMG’s growing ministry presence in Peru, and whether He would have you partner with us in ministry by sponsoring a child or a national worker there. Watch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates like these!
Joseph Altidor is a pastor in Haiti as well as an administrator in a school in Cap-Haitien. Schools are very beneficial to the ministry in Haiti as the teachers have the freedom to share the Gospel in their classrooms and help the students know what it means to follow Christ. Joseph’s son, Samson, recently gave a report on the church and the school in Haiti. Both seem to be under spiritual attack, but God is still moving and still blessing the work that is taking place in Haiti. He writes,
“We thank you for praying for our ministries in Cap-Haitien. This kind of support strengthens our faith in a country where the devil keeps acting furiously. The same problems remain and nothing has changed just yet. However we have wonderful landscapes and a good climate which attract tourists here. For many of them, Haiti is a rich country but where people live in poverty, because of disagreements between the different political leaders. Although Voodoo is widely practiced down here, the Christians trust that only the heavenly God can do something for His people.
We continue to bless God for your monthly supports and good desire to improve the living condition of the Haitian children. For this academic year, we have more pupils: 450 in primary school and 450 in secondary school, for a total of 900 pupils in all! We hope not only to educate them for physical and social matters, but also to restore their souls. Samaria Church is widely open to welcome them on Sundays at ten o’clock in the morning. Pray for us.
The church also is working wonderfully. We feel the presence of the Lord and His power to deliver His people from evil. Every week He adds new souls to his Kingdom. We still need more space to welcome them, so your prayers are really necessary for the church remodeling, because the works are far from being completed.
For this New Year, we encourage you to stay nearer to God and to let Him hold you in his pasture for your salvation. We pray for a good relationship between all of you to keep advancing the Ministries of God till his kingdom comes.
God bless you and your country!”
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos interviews three students who graduated from Silverdale Baptist Academy. Over the years, the students have traveled to Greece and have been able to participate in the minstries there and even take tours around ancient biblical sites to learn about the background of the New Testament. One student shares about his visit to the ancient city of Philippi, and how Paul's imprisonment in Philippi in the Book of Acts came alive after seeing the city firsthand. The second student testifies about how she was able to read the Bible like it was an actual historical story with real people and real events after seeing the ancient sites. Finally, the third student shares about how as part of the praise team, he and others were able to lead the people in worship, even though the congregation did not speak the same language as the students! Watch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates like these!
AMG has a long history of ministering to children. Towards the beginning, an orphanage was started in Greece during the post-World War II aftermath. Currently, we have sponsored children in 12 different countries around the world. Sponsoring a child provides the child with food, education, medical care and a chance to hear and respond to the Gospel. In addition to the monthly support, sponsors can pray for their child, visit their child on a Mission Adventure, and communicate with their child through letters. The exchange of letters helps build a relationship between the sponsor and the child as they are able to share about their life experiences and family with one another. Some children even draw pictures for their sponsors, as is the case with John Paul Kizza, a child in Uganda.
Here is a letter he wrote and a picture he drew for his sponsor:
“I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ together with your family members. I haven’t had any problems at school because I got new friends and teachers who have helped me to improve in my spiritual affairs through the Scripture Union club that helps me to know more about God. I am a vice chairperson of Scripture Union at school. I am so glad that you sent me some letters that encouraged me to work harder in my studies and some verses from the Bible that also encouraged me to seek for help from God. I send my thanks to you for the Christmas gift that you sent me and it was good because I received money for the Christmas gift. I am going to use it to buy a textbook for Agriculture at school. I am working very hard so that I fulfill my future dream of being an engineer. Therefore, I request that you pray for me so I can make it. My family members send greetings to you and your family members and they wanted you to know that they love you so much and they are missing you so much. May God bless you for the work God does in me as you are sponsoring me to be your child!”
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos interviews David Bosworth, one of our stateside missionaries. David and his wife Lorraine are representing the AMG ministry in Greece after traveling to Greece and experiencing how the Lord was moving in the evangelical community. David shares about how they traveled to different cities in Greece and learned so much about the background of the Scriptures that he equates those three days to one year of seminary! They were then burdened to help others experience the richness of Greece and its biblical background and their focus is on the Zodhiates International New Testament Studies Center.
Each year AMG Haiti has Christmas programs where children perform for parents, teachers and friends as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. During this time, children also receive gifts from their AMG sponsors such as shoes, clothes, toys, uniforms and food! Director of AMG Haiti Rodne Romeus sent us an update sharing some of the ways God used these programs to proclaim the Gospel and advance God’s Kingdom. He writes,
“Christmas is one of the most important times in the life of the Christians, regarding once more the love of God who sent his only begotten son to this earth, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have the everlasting life.
Every year, at Bethesda Childcare Center, God is using AMG and his sponsors to bring joy to the national workers of Haiti and to the children who would spend this moment in sorrow and sadness. We had very nice programs again this year where many parents, friends, teachers and children were invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior who came to save us.
In both places, we organized successful programs where we had the privilege to share the God's words. We had the chance to let people know that it is not a time to celebrate only but everyone should seize this occasion to give his life to Jesus and to live for him. People had the chance to spend some time together while the children presented some special music about Christmas. The project in Camp-Coq had its celebration on December 24th and the one in Grand-Bassin on December 26th.
The children were very happy to receive several kinds of gifts: shoes, clothes, foods, toys and uniforms. The national workers were very satisfied and charged us to present their thanks to AMG international and all the sponsors. We would like to profit this opportunity to say thank you to AMG international and all the sponsors. God is using you in extraordinary ways! We will be grateful to God and we give glory to him!”
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's childcare ministries are funded through sponsorship, to provide a special connection between individual children and their supporters.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.266.4977.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.
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